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Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
22/06/2019 19:42:08
Posted by Jon Laughton on 22/06/2019 14:40:38:

Just re-subscribed for a year's printed& digital subscriptions: when trying to view the digital version on line I get an error message: "bad referrer'? Anyone know how to overcome this?

Jon, no, sorry but will check on Monday.

Thread: Good news thread.
21/06/2019 10:09:55

Tonight the club is having a 'longest day evening fly-in' and BBQ, the weather looks pretty good.

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 21/06/2019 10:10:15

Thread: RCM&E Fly-In 2019 - general chatter
21/06/2019 10:07:40

Ok. The A-cert stipulation is the mag's, really on the basis of ensuring that good basic flying standards prevail over the weekend. Not implying anything of course FilmBuff.

We'll have a chat with the lads organising the flight line for us and see if they're happy to accommodate those without, perhaps by standing with the flyer for the first flight or two in order to check basic flying competence. I'll report back when I know a little more.

Of course, there's time to get a 'A' before the day wink

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 21/06/2019 10:08:04

20/06/2019 20:00:18

FilmBuff - Graham has been talking to the BMFA so I've asked him to clarify. Hopefully I'll be back shortly.

Tony - Likewise. Be great to see you if you're crossing the pond of course.


Thread: What are the pre-moderated posting and other policies?
20/06/2019 12:26:20

Your very first post is checked. After that they will appear straight away without overview.

Avatars are checked every few hours. If a new avatar isn't appearing after 24 hours you can assume it has been rejected.

Any queries just PM a moderator.

Thread: RCM&E Fly-In 2019 - general chatter
18/06/2019 07:49:01

Hi Tony, overseas visitors are very welcome.  just a case of making sure your flying insurance covers you in the UK. It’s best to drop the BMFA an email in that respect if in doubt. As for the A cert, do you have an equivalent from where you’re from ?


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 18/06/2019 07:50:47

Thread: Good news thread.
14/06/2019 07:24:48
Posted by Gary Manuel on 13/06/2019 14:41:54:

I've made it to 60 smiley

Birthday yesterday Gary. Me too. I celebrated by helping move Beth into her new place. 4 van trips, loading and unloading. Luckily the effort was hernia-free smile

12/06/2019 19:32:42

I think the answer John is 1 post. teeth 2

Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
12/06/2019 19:22:25

Folks, one post deleted already. Let's keep those posts factual please and not speculative.


Thread: TV Licence petition
12/06/2019 19:11:41
Posted by kevin b on 12/06/2019 18:44:10:

Coo, a double whammy.

Drone registering and TV licences.

This should keep the mods busy. devil


Yep, all sleep cancelled. teeth 2

Would somebody mind starting a thread for good news? Just for a bit of balance... wink 2


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 12/06/2019 19:12:08

Thread: AJAX
11/06/2019 08:36:59
Posted by GONZO on 26/03/2019 12:15:22:

Simon, IMO it's not very torsionaly rigid if using one of the plastic tissue substitutes for covering. Plus, the covering sags considerably, on the front of the upper surface, between the ribs spoiling the airfoil shape. Further where the centre section of the wing sits on the fuselage it partly rests on the covering thus potentially giving a variable angle of attack and subsequent trim of the model. So, I would propose installing two upper spars, 3/32" sq,. One half way between the LE and the main spar position and the other the same distance behind the main spar position thus 'balancing' the strength of the main spar and improving torsional rigidity. On the centre section a bottom spar of say 1/8" by 3/32" positioned at the deepest part of the front of the rib would give a positive and repeatable contact with the fuselage. The tail plane just needs more, top and bottom. Say, top and bottom near the front and the same towards the rear in 3/32"sq.

Graham Ashby's one came out at 106gm with 20gm of RC. I've saved 12gm in RC weight so I'm hopeful that even with the added balsa I could still achieve sub 100gm.

I think you could Gonzo.

David wink​​​​​​​

Thread: 26 degrees in London? Not Here It Isn't.........
03/06/2019 21:11:07

Thread locked, language infringements (stage 1 warnings given).

Thread: So what is really the truth then CAA ?
03/06/2019 21:08:56

Post deleted, forum COC language infringement (stage 1 warning issued).


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 03/06/2019 21:12:05

Thread: WIN
03/06/2019 20:37:59

We've found increasingly fewer people enter the draws so the editor decided to allocate his budget to other areas. What I will do is to have impromptu giveaways in the forum going forward, as I did in the past.


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 03/06/2019 20:42:56

Thread: Interesting reply from email to Richard Moriarty, CAA
30/05/2019 13:01:11

Many thanks Andy.

Thread: Beth's off.....
29/05/2019 09:10:51

Just a line to let you know that Beth is now away on maternity leave so I'm covering the site admin, much as I did for many years after the site started. Admin is basically updating events, subscriber queries, new articles etc.

The moderator team is unchanged - Chris, Pete, Steve and myself.

I'm sure you'll join us in extending good wishes to Beth now life is about to get a whole lot busier and noisier teeth 2


Thread: Battle of Britain film.
28/05/2019 09:47:04

At one point in the film Robert Shaw leaves the house early in the morning and, as he and a tired Ian McShane pass the front door you can see a plastic door bell pusher on the wall..... were those around in the 40s?

I may have watched it once too often 😬

Thread: Seagull E-Pioneer
27/05/2019 17:55:05

Assume you mean the e-Pioneer?

Reviewed in RCME some 10 years ago. Good model, pretty aerobatic for a trainer. Well made, usual Seagull quality.

Pop the name in the site search box and you’ll find several build threads and the original review. 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 27/05/2019 17:57:09

Thread: Slite V2 build thread
27/05/2019 08:51:38

Ah yes, mustn’t forget the ol’ handlebars 😉

Following with interest Andy 👍

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 27/05/2019 08:52:59

Thread: Battle of Britain film.
27/05/2019 08:50:25

The awful CGI BoB sequences in Pearl Harbour are another that make you realise just how good the 1969 film was.

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